Cuba Gooding Jr. on Lenny Kravitz: "Black and White Can Identify With Him"

The stars of Lee Daniels' The Butler compliment each other's work.

Posted: 08/13/2013 09:00 AM EDT
Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz

Lee Daniels has often spoken about his desire to work with people he considers friends, and that especially holds true for two of the stars of his ambitious new film, Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
and Lenny Kravitz both go way back with the controversial director — Gooding worked with Daniels on the 2005 film Shadowboxer and Kravitz, who has been friends with the director for years, appeared in 2009's Precious — and now the two stars are opening up about what its like to work with the rising icon.

In our exclusive video, Gooding and Kravitz share why they love working with Daniels and how their historical drama will impact younger audiences. Plus, the artists each reveal their favorite piece of the other's work.

Lee Daniels' The Butler comes out in theaters nationwide this Friday, August 16. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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